Jeremiah 1:4

4 The LORD gave me this message:

Jeremiah 1:4 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 1:4

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying.
] Not in the days of Jehoiakim, but in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah, ( Jeremiah 1:2 ) . The Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions read, "unto him".

Jeremiah 1:4 In-Context

2 The LORD first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.
3 The LORD ’s messages continued throughout the reign of King Jehoiakim, Josiah’s son, until the eleventh year of the reign of King Zedekiah, another of Josiah’s sons. In August of that eleventh year the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.
4 The LORD gave me this message:
5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
6 “O Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”